janglery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old French janglerie chattering, talk.

Noun[edit]

janglery (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) chatter, gossip
    • 1387, Chaucer, “v. 2273”, in The Tale of Melibee[1]:
      And as to youre fourthe resoun, ther ye seyn that the janglerie of wommen kan hyde thynges that they wot noght, as who seith that a womman kan nat hyde that she woot

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